4.6 out of 5

"This room was clean and comfortable. Escondido is a lovely little place to stay outside of San Diego. We had a great time at this hotel. The staff ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Motel Mediteran Safari Park you'll be 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from Ferrara Winery and 3.6 km (2.2 mi) from California Center For The Arts. Highlights at this hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free continental breakfast, and in-room kitchenettes.

All 37 rooms feature free WiFi, cable TV, and free local calls. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves.

This hotel has free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Plus you'll find laundry facilities and a garden. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this Escondido hotel, you'll be 9.4 km (5.8 mi) from San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

One queen bed non smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$55 per night

One king bed non smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Two queen beds non smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Motel Mediteran Safari Park ratings based on 66 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Clean Room and Friendly Staff

Pros: The staff was helpful and friendly!
Cons: Nothing!
Location: San Diego Parks! Easy access to all the freeways!
This room was clean and comfortable. Escondido is a lovely little place to stay outside of San Diego. We had a great time at this hotel. The staff was jovial and very interested in helping us. I was happy with the room. It included a microwave and minifridge as well as a couch. It was the perfect place to stay after a long day of exploring the area!

Posted by , from Nevada on Jul 31, 2016

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4 out of 5

close to several places we wanted to go

Pros: it was close to a gas station and a small store and a nice restaurant (the food was really good) we could walk to all these things
Cons: about the only time we saw a worker was when we checked in, we asked about the pool but that person didn't speak english!
Location: we went to visit family so the only other thing was going to the beach
the hotel was clean and comfy ,the breakfast offered a good variety of things and unless you are a really picky eater there was something to eat . We were diasppointed that what was advertized as a heated pool was only heated if you were a polar bear

Posted by , from utah on May 4, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great staff, great cont. breakfast, great stay

This place is great. Has an outdoor pool, friendly staff, very comfortable room. Bed was great, room was very clean. Fridge is a great size, didn't use the microwave, but was nice to see. Definitely worth staying at.

Posted by , from Longmont, CO on Apr 20, 2016

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4 out of 5

Comfortable stay in great location

Pros: location, comfort
Cons: toiletries provided
Location: Great locale less than 10 minutes from the Safari Park
Room was clean and comfortable and quiet. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Less than a 10 minute drive to Safari Park was awesome. Would definitely stay here again if going to the park, or if looking for a budget option on the way to San Diego.

Posted by , from LA on Jan 5, 2016

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4 out of 5

Can't beat this hotel for the price.

Pros: Great value for an overnight room.
2nd time staying here. Clean, updated rooms with nice beds and bigger flat screen tvs. If you need a hotel for a night or two and want better than the motel 6. This is the place. Much better than some of the higher priced hotels in the area.

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great Affordable Motel

I've been to this motel 2x and each time has been a pleasurable experience. The staff are helpful and friendly. The rooms are clean and relatively quiet. There's lots of stores (Target, Trader Joes is right up the street) and restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive. Both times I've been have been by myself and as a woman, I can say that I never felt unsafe. I will surely be back the next time I'm in San Diego.

Posted by , from New york on Dec 6, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good value for price

Pros: Friendliness of staff, good location to San Diego without the high prices in the city, and continental breakfast.
Cons: Some updates in the bathroom perhaps, but everyone worked and was clean.
Location: We had visited our family in Carmel Mountain area of San Diego and this motel was within short driving distance and a very reasonable price.
The facility was clean and adequate for a good night's sleep. The hotel staff members were very nice and made everyone feel welcome. It is not a luxury room, but for the price, it is good value.

Posted by , from High Desert, California on Nov 28, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great place to stay for our one night visit

Pros: The room
Location: Not too keen on the adult book store nextdoor...
Very comfortable stay, room was nice, price was right. Wish would have had time for the complimentary breakfast, it looked wonderful!

Posted by , from Fontana, CA on Oct 5, 2015

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4 out of 5

I'm glad I chose Hotel Mediterran.

Pros: This hotel is a good choice for people needing a place to stay for the night, especially considering cost.
Cons: Coffee maker in the room. Coffee is available in the lobby nearby.
Location: Escondido is a delightful little town, also a pleasant surprise for me.
Hotel Mediterran in Escondido was a pleasant surprise. The older building has been recently updated, so my room had new bathroom facilities, including granite counters, and the sleeping space was also updated. The continental breakfast had a wide enough assortment of cereals, waffles, eggs, juice, coffee and fresh-baked pastries. There was an outdoor pool, too. The staff were very accommodating and personable. Though not luxurious by any means, if you're looking for an amenable, clean, safe and comfortable stay without running up huge charges, I really recommend this place. The only cons I could see were the location next to an adult bookstore, which was a non-issue for me, and no coffeemaker in the room, which I needed.

Posted by , from Chicago on Aug 9, 2015

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5 out of 5

Pleasantly surprised

Although not too thrilled about the area as we drove in, we were pleasantly surprised by the room itself. Their beds are comfortable in comparison to hotels in this price range. Room and property are very well maintained. I was not expecting breakfast be provided, and was beyond satisfied with the options offered. Definitely will stay here in the future.

Posted by , from Ontario on Jun 13, 2015

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About the Motel Mediteran Safari Park

Location 2336 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Free breakfast is served. Motel Mediteran Safari Park also features an outdoor pool, a garden, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Escondido hotel.

  • 37 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (48.4 km / 30.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Motel Mediteran Safari Park offers 37 accommodations with air conditioning. Televisions come with cable channels. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Escondido hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150.00

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Escondido Motel
  • Mediteran Escondido
  • Motel Escondido
  • Motel Mediteran
  • Motel Mediteran Escondido
  • Mediteran Hotel Escondido
  • Motel Mediteran Hotel Escondido
  • Motel Mediteran Safari Park Escondido
  • Motel Mediteran Safari Park
  • Mediteran Safari Park Escondido
  • Mediteran Safari Park

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.